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Horses & Healing Arts
HORSES AND HEALING ART’s mission is to enhance the lives of children by providing the tools to cultivate life skills through the connection and relationship with a horse in a safe and caring environment.
Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential (hands-on) approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational and personal goals
through Equine-Assisted activities.
It allows our youth with physical, cognitive, social, behavioral or emotional
challenges to find healing, strength and independence through the power and connection with a horse.
Independence is created by developing their sense of purpose, confidence, and ownership of their role.
No prior horse experience needed!
Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Learning
In trauma-informed equine-assisted activities, their ability to create a rewarding and safe
relationship with a horse is brought about by their growing ability to self-regulate internally.
This process is intended to create actual changes that affect their behavior in all relationships.
Connected relationships are the “key” to well-being.
They help to lower our blood pressure and heart rate, alleviate stress and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Horses help us to be in the present moment and give us a sense of calmness that can be integrated into our daily life.
Because horses are intuitive in nature, they sense the energy in their surroundings and give us immediate feedback.
To partner with a horse helps to heal the mind, body and spirit. They are large and powerful, and have the potential of allowing us to overcome fear and develop confidence that can be translated into real life situations.
Horses are authentic and non-judgmental which allows us to feel safe in expressing our own authentic self.
These are just a few benefits of working with a horse...
A horse stable is a welcoming and exciting place for youth to engage in personal development.
It is very therapeutic for them when they willingly participate in their own growth and development.